df output, sorted by Use% and correctly maintaining header row

df -h | grep -v ^none | ( read header ; echo "$header" ; sort -rn -k 5)
Show disk space info, grepping out the uninteresting ones beginning with ^none while we're at it. The main point of this submission is the way it maintains the header row with the command grouping, by removing it from the pipeline before it gets fed into the sort command. (I'm surprised sort doesn't have an option to skip a header row, actually..) It took me a while to work out how to do this, I thought of it as I was drifting off to sleep last night!
Sample Output
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1             147G   64G   77G  46% /home
/dev/sdd1              15G  5.3G  9.7G  36% /media/PLAY16
/dev/sdc1             1.4T  403G  904G  31% /data
/dev/sda1             141G  6.3G  128G   5% /

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2011-03-16 14:25:45

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#df -h | sort -r -k 5 -i
Mohammad · 102 weeks and 1 day ago

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